About 30% of our new hires walk into the kitchen knowing exactly what this is.
People have been eating snow since the 4th-century BC, but nowadays the behavior is discouraged by parents the world over. People make ice creams, sorbets, gelatos, etc. every day. We wanted to make snow. In the kitchen. It's hard.
Help! We want to flatten food. I mean, really flatten it. Maybe even fuse foods together in the process. And to do it, we'll need your ideas.
In his Taste Test guest editor intro, Nick Kokonas recounts meeting chef Grant Achatz and founding Alinea, a restaurant that cooks food by freezing it, distills ingredients' essences to vapor and questions the very eating utensils you use everyday.
From the fires that blessed and cursed primitive man to that replicator in Picard's quarters that always delivers tea Earl Grey hot, food and innovation are bound eternally.